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Eagle High Students Learn Remotely November 18-20

Eagle High School November 17, 2020 - West Ada School District is transitioning Eagle High School into full-time remote learning due to current circumstances beginning tomorrow. Eagle High School students will participate in remote learning for the remainder of this week, November 18-20. 

Over the past few days, school district leaders have been monitoring case numbers, absences and other data to determine when and if Eagle High School needed to be closed and moved to remote learning. At this time, Eagle High School is unable to sustain operations with the current amount of absences in office and teaching staff. Continued trend of positive cases and quarantine numbers at this site are also on the rise.

 

The school district’s pandemic plan enables school leaders to look at the circumstances of classrooms, programs or schools when deciding about moving into remote learning. Seven data points are considered:

  1. Impact of virus on community - Idaho Health & Welfare cases per 100,000 and impact on local resources
  2. Overall impact of virus on West Ada School District – Cases per 100,000 by District/Level
  3. Number of positive cases - Student and staff
  4. Impact on students - Quarantines due to COVID/overall student absences
  5. Impact on staff - Quarantines due to COVID/overall staff absences
  6. Extent of the exposure risk
  7. Case Surveillance - Distinct/Cluster/Outbreak

The decision to move to remote learning is taken seriously and only after exhausting all other practical solutions. Please continue to practice social distancing, hand washing and wearing masks to keep our community transmission low.